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Hawaii DOT names deputy airport transportation director

Hawai’i – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) appointed Curt Otaguro deputy director of transportation for airports. Otaguro will begin his role June 4, 2024. He previously served as state comptroller and deputy superintendent of operations for the Department of Education. 
May 20, 2024

McNeese State University appoints president

Louisiana – Wade Rousse, Ph.D., has been appointed eighth president of McNeese State University, which is part of the University of Louisiana System. Dr. Rousse has worked at McNeese since 2019, most recently as the university’s executive vice president. He has also served as
May 8, 2024

College Station announces director of planning, development services

The city of College Station has promoted Anthony Armstrong to director of planning and development services. Armstrong has worked at the department since 2016, starting as a graduate engineer. He was later promoted to land development administrator in 2021. He will officially
May 7, 2024

University of Missouri names athletics director

Missouri – University of Missouri officials have announced that Laird Veatch has been named as the next director of athletics for Mizzou, effective May 1, 2024. Veatch has served in the same role at the University of Memphis since October 2019. Veatch, a former football student-athlete at
May 7, 2024

NASA selects Stennis Space Center director

Mississippi – On April 29, NASA selected John Bailey to serve as director of the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He began his tenure effective immediately. Bailey had been serving as acting director since January.
May 7, 2024

Seattle mayor to serve on federal AI Safety, Security Board

Washington, D.C. – Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell will serve on the recently established Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security Board. The board is comprised of 22 representatives from a range of private sectors. He is also the chair of the Technology and Innovation Committee within the
May 7, 2024

Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, takes office

Indiana – Sharon Tucker was officially sworn into office April 23 as mayor of Fort Wayne. Tucker previously served as a Fort Wayne City Council member. She is the first black person to serve the city in this capacity. She took over the role from
May 6, 2024

Texas Governor appoints member to Commission for Women

Angelica Rosales has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Women. She will serve her term until Dec. 31, 2025. Rosales is currently project director for a construction company, the latest in her 23-year-long career. She holds leaderships positions for several nonprofit
May 6, 2024

Maryland selects state superintendent of schools

Maryland – The Maryland State Board of Education has selected Carey Wright, Ed.D., as state superintendent of schools. Her term will begin July 1. Dr. Wright has served as interim state superintendent of schools since Oct. 23, 2023. Dr. Wright brings decades of educational experience to
May 6, 2024